Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has declared Friday as a work free day in honour of the late Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, the ex-Military Governor of the defunct Western State.
He spoke yesterday in Ado-Ekiti at a meeting with members and executives of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS).
The governor said the deceased contributed to the growth and development of Yorubaland and nothing would be too big to honour him with.
“That was why the new Government House was named after him, as well as the General Hospital, Iyin-Ekiti. We need to celebrate our heroes, irrespective of political leanings.
“I want you to come out in large number to be part of the programmes to be held for him in the state. The work free day does not affect banks,” he said.
The deceased’s body will lie in state at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti on Friday before interment on Saturday in Iyin-Ekiti.